News From the Field: March 2018

News from the field March 2018This month’s News From The Field features a new publication on the rights of transition-age youth.

We’re also excited for local early spring conferences like the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s 7th Annual Symposium and the first-ever Symposium on Organizational Excellence (we are presenting!). Many local professional development opportunities are available to help you build your understanding around policies like The Family First Act, resiliency & trauma, healthcare and health disparities.

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News from the Field

TAY-ATX (formerly Ready by 21) Monthly Meeting
March 16th, 12-1: 30 pm, LifeWorks, ATX

Call for Presenters: 2018 Partners in Prevention Conference
DFPS PEI Division: submissions due March 15th, Conference is Sept 26-27 in Arlington, TX

Environmental justice, racism, and health disparities
The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture series, March 21st, 9-11:30 am, 2.5 CEUs, $10, SHSSW

The New Social Worker Spring 2018 Webinar Series
Starts March 21st.

Fostering Resilience in Families and Communities
Community ENgaged Texas Research ALliance: March 23rd, ATX

Call for Presenters extended for 2018 HYP Provider Conference
Applications due March 25th, Conference is May 18th, ATX

2018 Home Visiting Mini-Conference Spring Series
First 3 years is offering day-long professional development to Home visitors all over Texas, Starting March 26th

TNOYS: Transition-Age Youth Webinar Series: What Do Transition-Age Youth Need?
March 28th, 10 am

Texas Health Care Summit: Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow
March 29th, ATX

Symposium on Organizational Excellence (TXICFW is presenting!)
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, April 9th, ATX, 3 CEUs

The Family First Act: What it Means for Texas Kids, Communities, and Policies
Texans Care for Children: April 10th, 1-3pm, ATX

Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s 7th Annual Symposium 
Empowering the Next Generation: April 16-18, 2018, ATX- Scholarships available!

The Youth Experience: A Summit For Youth Organized By Youth
Black Leadership Academy, April 14th, ATX

2018 TASSA Annual Conference
April 30-May 2, South Padre Island, TX

Texas Fatherhood Summit
UT Child and Family Research Partnership and the Texas DFPS PEI host. June 29th, ATX

60 Minutes: Oprah examines childhood trauma 

Where American Kids Are in Crisis

ACEs initiatives Texas 2018 State Profile

Abuse-related child deaths decreased in Texas in 2017

UT researchers improve mental health care for youth

2017 Status Report on Hispanic Families in Central Texas

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Immigration Enforcement and The Child Welfare System

Child Maltreatment 2016 report released

Co-parenting Resources and Best Practices for Service Providers

Intimate Partner Violence in Child Welfare

What Is Complex Trauma: A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them

Well-Being Outcomes and Co-Occurring Parental Substance Use Following a Maltreatment Investigation

Parenting Processes and Adolescent Adjustment in Immigrant Latino Families

Too Young to Understand, But Old Enough to Know Better: Defining the Rights of Transition-Age Youth in the Child Welfare System

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